Obituaries

Shirley Barclay
B: 1927-12-14
D: 2018-04-16
View Details
Barclay, Shirley
Richard Spyker
B: 1938-03-18
D: 2018-04-12
View Details
Spyker, Richard
James Bouchard
B: 1949-01-27
D: 2018-04-10
View Details
Bouchard, James
William Niergarth
B: 1957-09-15
D: 2018-04-09
View Details
Niergarth, William
Delores Labadie
B: 1931-05-24
D: 2018-04-07
View Details
Labadie, Delores
David Rather
B: 1950-10-07
D: 2018-04-03
View Details
Rather, David
Beulah Gray
B: 1922-08-19
D: 2018-04-03
View Details
Gray, Beulah
Margie Clark
B: 1965-01-28
D: 2018-04-01
View Details
Clark, Margie
Arthur Krem
B: 1933-11-06
D: 2018-03-31
View Details
Krem, Arthur
Therese Geibig
B: 1929-07-07
D: 2018-03-29
View Details
Geibig, Therese
Charles Banks
B: 1929-02-24
D: 2018-03-28
View Details
Banks, Charles
Joseph Bowser
B: 1996-02-10
D: 2018-03-23
View Details
Bowser, Joseph
Jeffry Carr
B: 1987-03-21
D: 2018-03-18
View Details
Carr, Jeffry
Hollis West
B: 1935-08-26
D: 2018-03-17
View Details
West, Hollis
Betty Ferguson
B: 1924-11-08
D: 2018-03-16
View Details
Ferguson, Betty
Robert Mullenix
B: 1933-06-06
D: 2018-03-14
View Details
Mullenix, Robert
Eric Gerber
B: 1946-12-23
D: 2018-03-14
View Details
Gerber, Eric
Jennifer Babas
B: 1950-05-10
D: 2018-03-08
View Details
Babas, Jennifer
Glen Smith
B: 1933-02-22
D: 2018-03-07
View Details
Smith, Glen
Margaret Reed
B: 1938-07-10
D: 2018-03-03
View Details
Reed, Margaret
Frances Buckner
B: 1929-09-09
D: 2018-03-03
View Details
Buckner, Frances

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Garth Stoltz
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Garth H. ""Duff"" Stoltz

Garth H. ""Duff"" Stoltz

Garth “Duff” H. Stoltz Sr., age 82 of Battle Creek, died Friday June 2, 2017, at his home in Bedford Township. Duff was born September 21, 1934 in Bradford, Pennsylvania to Garth and Helen (Hammond) Stoltz. He was a 1952 graduate of Bradford High School and attended Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts prior to entering the US Army in 1960, serving as a member of the Operation Whitecoat Project. Duff married the former Joyce Wagner on June 10, 1962 in Boston. They lived in Corydon, PA on the Allegheny River. The completion of the Kinzua Dam, forming the Allegheny Reservoir, forced them to relocate to western New York where Duff worked for many years in the sales and repair of farm machinery. He lived with his family on the 80 acre “Hardly-Able Farm” where he also had his own small engine sales and service business. In 1975, Duff and his family moved to Monument Valley, Utah, where he worked on the Navajo Indian Reservation as the Director of Maintenance at the Seventh-day Adventist Mission Hospital. Duff and his family moved to Battle Creek, MI in 1977 where he was employed by the Battle Creek Adventist Hospital (formerly the Battle Creek Sanitarium), and then the Battle Creek Health System. He was an avid historian of the cereal manufacturing industry, Dr. Kellogg and the former Battle Creek Sanitarium, the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, and the community of Battle Creek. He was called upon to form the historical exhibits at Kellogg’s Cereal City, USA where he became Director of Operations until its closing. He then became manager of Historic Adventist Village in Battle Creek. He never tired of sharing his knowledge of local history with others even in declining health. Duff was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Tabernacle. He is survived by his wife Joyce, a daughter, Amy Joy (Dan) Forde, of Aurora, IL, a son, Garth (Cindy) Stoltz Jr. of Battle Creek, grandchildren, Jillian and Garth M. Stoltz, Ethan and Eric Forde, and Jackie Bowe. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jordan Stoltz. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, June 11, at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, Inc., 223 N. Bedford Rd., in Battle Creek, with the Memorial Service being held on Monday, June 12 at 10:30 AM at the same location. Interment, with honors, will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest in God’s loving care. Memorials may be given to Maranatha Volunteers International. Visit Duff’s webpage at www.bachmanhebble.com
Order Flowers

Recently Shared Condolences

Recently Shared Stories

Recently Shared Photos